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I have the HP deskjet 2510 3 in 1 printer. I have followed all the steps and installed the printer. It runs the alignment and Test page to say I have successfully installed my printer. I print okay, but when I switch the computer off and on again, and then want to print again it asks for the Installion CD and starts the whole process of installing again. what am I not doing. I have even installed as default printer but still no change when I switch off and then on again

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The printer automatically aligns the print cartridges after a new print cartridge is installed. You can also align the print cartridges at other times to ensure optimal print quality.
To align print cartridges:
1. Load letter-size or A4-size plain white paper in the In tray.
2. Open the printer Toolbox.
3. Click Align the Device.
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To use the tools, open the Printer Properties dialog box, click the Services tab, and
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AND, in case you don't know how to open the Printer Properties dialog box, here you go! :
The Printer Properties dialog box is also referred to as the Printer Preferences dialog box.
Opening the Printer Properties dialog box
Follow these steps to open the Printer Properties dialog box:
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I need to calibrate my hp deskjet 3845 but when I click the button to calibrate it says it's lost communication with the device


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Calibration is one of the functions performed from the Printer Assistant icon on the desktop. If the Printer Assistant icon on the desktop has been deleted from the system, the same tasks can also be accomplished from the Printer Toolbox . The Printer Toolbox can be accessed through the Printer Folder or by right-clicking the Printer Icon on the Taskbar

Please follow these steps to calibrate your printer

Double-click the Printer Assistant icon on the desktop. The Printer Assistant menu will appear with a list of options

Select the Tools and Updates option or the Utilities option (depending on your driver version).

Printer Maintenance menu will appear.

Select the Calibrate Printer tab from the Printer Maintenance options

Click the Calibrate tab. The printer will print the first calibration page.

In the Cartridge alignment page, please inspect the straight colored lines in Sections A, B, C and D . Choose the straightest lines in each section to indicate the best cartridge alignment.

In the Page alignment area, please verify Section E . Then, select the bar and the arrow closest to the edge of the page without being cut off, to indicate the best page alignment.

In the Calibrate Device window, enter the selected alignment values in the Pen Alignment and in the Page Alignment fields and click the Continue tab

The second calibration page will be printed now. The page will contain two patterns: a square and a cross . The lines on the patterns should be horizontally and vertically aligned . Click the Done tab if the lines are correct or the Calibrate tab to repeat the calibration process

The first calibration page contains five sets of alignment patterns. The calibration will cover two areas of alignment. The Cartridge alignment is designed to obtain the best print quality and the Page alignment is designed to ensure that the print is aligned correctly on the page.



If the Printer Assistant and its files have been deleted from the system, the maintenance features in the Tools and Updates section of the Printer Assistant are also available in the Printer Toolbox .
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Select the Printing Service tab in the Printer Toolbox .

Choose the Calibrate the printer option.

NOTE:HP recommends to use HP plain paper when performing the cartridges calibration process.

NOTE:These printers could work with one or two print cartridges. HP recommends to perform the cartridge calibration process with the two cartridges installed in order to get the best print quality. Anyway, the printer can also be calibrated with one cartridge installed if the customer decides to work in that way.

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HP printers often perform poorly if hooked up using Plug and Play. Download the latest install software directly from HP, and follow directions exactly, no plug and play. All computers need the same install for networked printer (meaning not hosted and shared).

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Hi, this usally is becuase the carttridges are not calibrated/aligned.
To align the cartridges:
(extrated from HP.com)
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  3. Click Align , and the first test page will print.
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